The Caramoor International Music Festival in Katonah, New York, and the Savannah Music Festival in Georgia are among the festivals recently announcing their lineups for 2011. Highlights of the Savannah festival, from March 24 to April 9, are the world premiere of Marc Neikrug’s Death Cell Memoirs of an Extraterrestrial for violins, viola, clarinet, piano, and actor; recitals by soprano Christine Brewer and pianists Nikolai Lugansky and Simone Dinnerstein; and a program featuring bassist Edgar Meyer. Roberto Abbado will lead the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in Brahms’s Symphony No. 1, Haydn’s Symphony No. 89, and the Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1, with soloist Daniel Hope. Hope will also curate the festival’s five-part chamber series focusing on early music, entitled “Sex, Violins & Tales of the Baroque.” At the 66th Caramoor festival in New York, from June 25 to August 10, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s will again serve as resident orchestra, performing programs to include the Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1, with Sarah Chang, and the Brahms Double concerto with violinist Jennifer Koh and cellist Alisa Weilerstein. Will Crutchfield will return for his 15th season directing the Bel Canto at Caramoor series, with performances of Gilbert & Sullivan’s HMS Pinafore and Rossini’s Guillaume Tell. Caramoor’s Fourth of July weekend concerts will include a celebration of American roots music and a program entitled Thomas Jefferson’s Music at Monticello. Also scheduled at Caramoor are a three-day jazz festival to include performances by pianist Renee Rosnes and her quartet, Joshua Redman, Christian McBride, and Jason Moran; and world music by the Malian Wassoulou musician Oumou Sangaré and Brazilian musicians Marco Granados, Jovino Santos Neto, and Maucha Adnet.
Posted February 24, 2011